Tapes for Automotive Industry: Automotive Adhesive Tapes


Adhesive tapes for the automotive industry, or automotive tape, are a critical and highly versatile type of engineered tape. They're crucial for holding parts together, protecting surfaces, and are essential in an array of applications in automotive manufacturing. 


Discover a premium selection of automotive tapes designed specifically for the car industry with the right adhesive types. 


Why Does the Automotive Industry Need Engineered Tapes?


There is a vast array of tape, even on retail shelves you'll have different types for different purposes. Engineered tapes are no different, some are specifically designed for specific substrates and applications relevant to particular industries. 


For automotive tapes, there are specific features that make them ideal for the auto industry:

  • Bonding and Assembly: Engineered tapes provide reliable bonding for assembling different automotive components. They can adhere to a wide range of substrates, including metals, plastics, and composites, providing strong and durable bonds.
  • Weight Reduction: Many engineered tapes are lightweight compared to traditional fastening methods like screws or rivets, which helps with overall vehicle weight for better fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
  • Vibration Damping: Manufacturing environments have significant vibration, which can loosen fasteners over time. Engineered tapes have properties that dampen and reduce the impact of these vibrations, helping to maintain the integrity of bonded components and reducing the risk of mechanical failures.
  • Sealing and Gasketing: Tapes can provide effective sealing and gasketing solutions, helping to prevent water ingress, air leakage, and dust and debris infiltration. This is essential for maintaining the integrity of sensitive components and ensuring long-term performance.
  • Design Flexibility: Tapes offer greater design flexibility compared to traditional fasteners, allowing engineers to bond components in ways that may not be possible with screws or welds. This allows for more innovative designs and manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Some engineered tapes are resistant to corrosion, making them suitable for use in harsh automotive environments where exposure to moisture, salt, and other corrosive substances is a concern.

Types of Adhesive Mactac Provides Vehicle Manufacturers


We at Mactac invest heavily in our R&D team, producing and advancing adhesive technology from our state-of-the-art facility. Our selection of premium automotive tapes offers two adhesive types that are popular in the automotive industry, permanent rubber and permanent/permanent rubber adhesives.

The reason they're both commonly utilized is due to their key features:

  • They both offer strong, permanent bonds to a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, and composite materials. 
  • Permanent rubber adhesives are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions typical of manufacturing factories, including temperature fluctuations, moisture, UV exposure, and mechanical stresses. 
  • Rubber-based adhesives provide greater flexibility, allowing the tape to conform to irregular surfaces and accommodate changes from temperature variations or mechanical loads, helping to distribute stress evenly across the bonded area and reducing the risk of failure.
  • Permanent rubber adhesives are highly resistant to automotive fluids such as oils, fuels, and hydraulic fluids. 
  • They offer good initial tack and adhesion, making them easy to apply during the manufacturing process. 
  • They eliminate the need for additional hardware, reduce assembly time, and often require less material and labor, making them a cost-effective solution.
  • Adhesives used in automotive applications must meet stringent regulatory requirements for safety, environmental impact, and performance. Permanent rubber adhesives are formulated to comply with relevant industry standards and regulations, ensuring that vehicle manufacturers can meet these requirements.

Delivering the Strength & Versatility the Car Industry Requires


Explore our selection of tapes for the automotive industry and the choice of adhesives for your specific requirements.